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The IRD have put together a series of useful videos for people that are going in to business:

  • Introduction to business 1: Business structures
    Should you operate your new business as a sole trader, partnership, or company? In this animated video, Inland Revenue explains three common business structures.
  • Introduction to business 2: Income and provisional tax
    Just started working for yourself? Find out about income tax and provisional tax the easy way, with this animated video from Inland Revenue.
  • Introduction to business 3: Expenses
    What expenses can you deduct in your income tax return? This animated video from Inland Revenue will help you claim your full entitlements.
  • Introduction to business 4: Depreciation
    If you're in business for yourself, you need to know about depreciation. Get up to speed with this animated video from Inland Revenue.
  • Introduction to business 5: Registering for GST
    Should you register for GST? What do you need to do when you're registered? For a straight-forward explanation, watch Inland Revenue's animated video about registering for GST.
  • Introduction to business 6: Managing a rental property
    If you're renting out a property then you'll have tax to pay on the rental income you earn. This rental income could be from renting out land, buildings, a holiday home, or a room in your own home.


Accounting Terminology - An A-Z dictionary of commonly used accounting terms that you are likely to come across in your accounting reporting and statements.

Are you able to instantly recognise the financial drivers in your business? - Overview of key financial business performance measures.

Thinking of buying a business? Download our complete guide of purchasing a business to get you started.



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